Habitat Conservation

When habitats are threatened, so are the animals who live there.

Interior Department takes steps to accelerate climate change

Legal Action Precedes August 17th Coal Sale in Powder River Basin of Wyoming

Power River Basin of Wyoming and Montana (08/16/2011) -

A coalition of conservation groups today stepped up efforts to safeguard the climate from dirty energy, filing suit against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management over its approval of more than 350 million tons of new coal mining in the Powder River Basin of northeastern Wyoming.

Statement on Settlement Agreement Between National Environmental Organizations and Solar Development Companies Regarding San Luis Obispo Solar Projects

Governor Brown Commends Agreement

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (08/09/2011) -

Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and Center for Biological Diversity issued a statement today with SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB) and Topaz Solar Farms, LLC, a subsidiary of First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), on a settlement agreement regarding two solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant projects in development in San Luis Obispo County, Calif.

DOI releases details of Wyoming shoot-on-sight wolf plan

Wolves to be targeted as unwanted predators for most of the year

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (08/03/2011) -

The U.S. Department of the Interior released more details today about its agreement with Wyoming on a wolf management plan that would allow wolves to be shot on sight across most of the state for most of the year. Under the plan, wolves would only have a reprieve in a small northwest corner of the state, but even there they could be hunted with a license.

Idaho commission approves 2011 wolf hunting and trapping seasons

Hunting and trapping to commence this fall

SALMON, Idaho (07/28/2011) -

The Idaho Fish & Game Commission approved today a proposal allowing hunting throughout the state and trapping in five wolf management units. There will be no hunt quotas across a majority of hunting zones.

The following is a statement from Suzanne Stone, Northern Rockies representative for Defenders of Wildlife:

Idaho jeopardizes wolf recovery with aggressive proposal

State to allow trapping and no-quota wolf hunting

BOISE, Idaho (07/08/2011) -

Idaho Fish and Game released today its proposed guidelines and quota for hunting wolves this fall. The proposal includes no quotas across most of the state, allowing an indefinite number of wolves to be killed with valid hunting permits. According to proposal, the state would only enforce a hunting quota along certain parts of the Idaho-Montana border, and trapping will be allowed to further reduce wolf numbers.

Red knot wintering population drops by more than 5,000, accelerating slide to extinction

Decline emphasizes need to list the knot under the Endangered Species Act and implement stronger protections at key U.S. stopover

WASHINGTON (05/23/2011) -

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Solar energy zones: The smart place to start

Conservation groups support Modified Zone Alternative as basis for BLM solar energy program

Gov. Otter approves ‘emergency’ amid wolf hysteria

Idaho discards science, panders to anti-wolf extremists in new chapter of wolf management

BOISE, Idaho (04/20/2011) -

Idaho Gov. “Butch” Otter approved legislation (House Bill 343) yesterday that directs him to issue an executive order declaring a statewide wolf “disaster emergency.”

The following is a statement from Suzanne Stone, Northern Rockies representative for Defenders of Wildlife:

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